Wolverhampton

  • 16:30 Betfred 'Racing's Biggest Supporter' Handicap5f 216y

  • Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 16.23s
  • Off time: 16:31:12
16:30 Wolverhampton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shafaani 12/1
2nd Waking Warrior 11/1
3rd Excuse To Linger 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (12) 349120 Royal blue, pink seams, white sleeves, pink seams, white cap Clear Praise (USA) 34
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-6 S Dow S Sanders 84 16/117.00
2 (9) 408095 Pink, black sleeves, pink diamonds Al's Memory (IRE) 9
Distance Winner
4 9-6 P D Evans D J Bates (3) 84 8/19.00
3 (10) 101005 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Shafaani 18
Distance Winner
3 9-6 bt C E Brittain F Tylicki 85 12/113.00
4 (2) 254106 White, red seams, royal blue sleeves, red cap Excuse To Linger 23
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-5 v J Noseda R L Moore 84 9/25.50
5 (7) 4-83548 Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Signor Sassi 19
Distance Winner
4 9-4 W J Knight S W Kelly 82 6/17.00
6 (8) 233525 Dark Green, Red epaulets and sleeves Commanche 14
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-3 C A Dwyer Robert Tart (3) 81 7/24.50
7 (11) 246-455 Grey, black epaulets, armlets and cap Piddie's Power 53
Distance Winner
6 9-2 E S McMahon R Clark (3) 80 9/110.00
8 (1) 57127F Maroon, light blue chevron, striped sleeves, light blue cap Arctic Lynx (IRE) 30
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-2 R M H Cowell Martin Lane 80 16/117.00
9 (5) 573960 Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Waking Warrior 17
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-2 bt K A Ryan N Callan 80 11/112.00
10 (4) 931566 Black, pink triple diamond and sleeves Sylvia Pankhurst (IRE) 51
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-1 v1 D C Griffiths Martin Harley 80 16/117.00
11 (3) 491730 Emerald green and dark blue stripes, dark blue sleeves and cap Half A Billion (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
4 9-1 M Dods T Eaves 79 25/126.00
12 (6) 672253 Purple, mauve diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Howyadoingnotsobad (IRE) 46
Course Winner
5 8-13 Karen George Ryan While (7) 77 25/126.00

Verdict

This trip may be a bit sharp for Excuse To Linger nowadays but he looks the pick of the three-year-olds ahead of the inconsistent Shafaani, who beat Arctic Lynx at Yarmouth in July, and Sylvia Pankhurst. But we are giving another chance to the normally reliable COMMANCHE, who may be high enough in the weights at present but has a talented 3lb claimer on board and a decent record on Polytrack. Clear Praise isn't out of this, despite top weight, and it would be no surprise to see a better run from Waking Warrior with the blinkers applied. Howyadoingnosobad is often placed but usually in a lower grade than this.